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Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-Con

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Wednesday, Preview Night of Comic-Con
Wednesday, July 17, 2013



When the bustle of tourists in Downtown San Diego is replaced by the flailing of fandoms, and the street signs around the Convention Center have changed from English to Dothraki (not Klingon, like past years), you know it’s time for San Diego Comic-Con 2013!


Wednesday the 17th kicked off this year’s Preview Night, and energy was high as this year’s Comic-Con sprang into motion with a flurry of activity. Many attendees treat the three-hour preview as a time to scan the showroom floor, mentally map places to hit on the later dates, and, of course, buy the must-have items that may be gone by Con’s end. There’s not a lot of cosplaying -- although there is some -- and vendors as well as professionals sometimes leave their posts, taking the chance to experience the convention in a way they might not get to over the next four days.


As we’ve been proudly announcing over recent months, deviantART is again sponsoring Artists’ Alley. The artists get a kick out of our comfy chairs, carpeting, goodie bags, and electronic charging stations, and we’re honored to be a small part of making their experience a comfortable one. Deviants swing by our booth at the far end of the alley to log onto deviantART, play with our drawing tools, pick up some schwag, draw for an audience, and generally relax with what the convention is all about, at least in our minds -- artistic explosions of awesomeness!


Even though the day was short, we were able to get some great quotes and snapshots from artists who stopped by our booth!







Kay and Scott Lobdell by $LaurenKitsune

“The worst day at Comic-Con is better than the best day at work.”
-- Scott Lobdell, "Uncanny X-Men," posing here with staffer damphyr and a future comic artist.



Juli and omtay by $LaurenKitsune

Deviant omtay drew staffer aunjuli, and she uploaded her art, Buddie Jewl, here!




Widescreen deviantART Land by $LaurenKitsune

“I always love the energy of Comic-Con! It makes me leave inspired to create more.”
-- RyanOdagawa



Swag Bag by $LaurenKitsune

"I love that I can share my art and be connected to those who create art in the same style as me. It’s a great way to promote and connect with a community who shares my interests. My favorite part of Comic-Con is the panels & the swag. DeviantART has the best panels & swag!" --kaosz777



Last Unicorn Novel by $LaurenKitsune

Peter Beagle and an image made using every single word in the "Last Unicorn" novel.



Here are a few Cosplayers who stopped by our booth!



Tardis by $LaurenKitsune

A beautiful Lady Tardis from "Doctor Who"!



Duder by $LaurenKitsune

We're not quite sure what this interesting gentleman is. Any guesses?



Dudette by $LaurenKitsune

No fandom. Just someone who loves to make costumes!



Sora by $LaurenKitsune

A cheerful Sora from "Kingdom Hearts."



Robin by $LaurenKitsune

Robin from "Batman"!



And finally, many of the dA staffers working Preview Night posed for a picture! Some were too shy. We will catch them off guard later...



Staff Shot by $LaurenKitsune

Here's to a great con to come! We can't wait to see what all it has to offer.


Tomorrow is our first panel, so if you're in town, be sure to head to Room 2 on the Upper Level to check out our "How-To: Motion Books" at 12:15 pm!


If you're not able to make it out this year, have you heard about anything we absolutely need to scope out and report back?









           



Follow along with Comic-Con as if you were actually here, as we recap each day's festivities!
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:iconmelissas-art:
Melissas-Art Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Is there any videos of the panels on youtube?
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:iconlaurenkitsune:
LaurenKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sadly, we didn't film them this year :(
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:iconmelissas-art:
Melissas-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
awww :(  Maybe next year ill get to come to comic con and experience first hand!
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:iconakerien:
Akerien Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Tobuscus (Toby) got kicked out...
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:iconmelissas-art:
Melissas-Art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
he was not really kicked out.  He didn't have a press pass and was removed for about 5 mins till he received one, and then went back in
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:iconakerien:
Akerien Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
oooooooooooooh my sis told me he was just flat kicked out. 
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:iconmelissas-art:
Melissas-Art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
nope hes fine :)
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:icongoth-dork:
Goth-Dork Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Omg comic-con was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg like BEST NIGHT EVER!!!!! Wow im totally going again next year!!!!
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:iconhanonesail:
HanOneSail Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WUGHHHHHH
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This seems so freaking epic every year ...
I would love to join you to see that myself one day!
And $aunjuli drawing is AWEEEESOME !
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Damien, I think you'd have a blast.  ;)

~Heidi
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:iconmoondrop1xd:
moondrop1XD Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was able to go D:
it would have helped me a great deal!
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:iconmoondrop1xd:
moondrop1XD Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah...
its not about the cash or whatever. I needed help with my personal project haha
its fine thanks for the offer though
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:iconwandathedragon:
WandaTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Artist
Can't go........
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:iconshatteredglasscomic:
shatteredglasscomic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, come to Europe!!! ;-)
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:iconsilvernightarrow:
Silvernightarrow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wish i was there


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:iconrainbowdashthescout:
RainbowDashTheScout Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't go, not living in USA ;_;
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:iconmarisab23:
marisab23 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Im going! ^-^
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:iconmarisab23:
marisab23 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm ok ill check it out thanks for letting me know! ^-^
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:iconjakslash17:
jakslash17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Filmographer

I'm going

 

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:iconextrumcreator:
ExtrumCreator Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Awesome, one of my favorites from your works here on Deviantart
Come check out what I got, If ya want :) (Smile)
It would be appreciated
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:iconextrumcreator:
ExtrumCreator Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I sure missed out, ALOT ! ! ! when I mean works, I meant the
fun and experience it would be to be there :(
I'ma sad puppy :o
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:icono0sahira-chan0o:
o0sahira-chan0o Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I live basically at the other side of the world. But hey, next week is Animagic.
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:iconchildney:
childney Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I'm going to repeat the (probably) #1 comment there is for this, but I wish I lived closer to the event. It would be great to to see a big happening like this - especially now that deviantART's in it!
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:iconkoigokoro15:
koigokoro15 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the sora cosplay i cant wait to be sora for halloween for like the 3rd year now LOL!
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:iconmarisab23:
marisab23 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Whats it called I would love to know so I can make money for my family :3
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:iconblissfulcreations:
blissfulcreations Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If I had a place to stay while in san diego then I could have gone. I'll be there next year
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:iconseeumusickat:
SeeUMusicKat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I WANNA GO T^T
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:iconazealiahoneybadger:
AzealiaHoneyBadger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How am I supposed to get there when I live in Wisconsin?! :iconsadplz:
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:iconricharddogi:
richarddogi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
i want to go there...Waaaah!
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:iconc-t-elder:
c-t-elder Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Peter "Begal"? Who the hell is that.
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:iconkuro-fukurou:
Kuro-fukurou Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to go so badly, but I  am tooooo faar awaayy........:iconyuicryplz:
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:iconchibilover0:
CHibilover0 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wana go butt i live in a defrent cuntre Sorry 
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:iconnekoht:
Nekoht Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
that sora...
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:iconseeumusickat:
SeeUMusicKat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he had crocs o.o
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:iconnekoht:
Nekoht Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
sora had crocs and blonde hair? my vision is getting wonky
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:iconseeumusickat:
SeeUMusicKat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that hair? Are you sure it isnt just like a monkey and a cat put together and made shiny? xD thats what it looks like to me
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:icondragon-drawer78:
dragon-drawer78 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It sucks 'cause I'm in California, but it's sold out :icononionfailplz:
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:iconconniecool:
ConnieCool Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh my god this is REALLY AWESOME! i wish i could go! :iconcryforeverplz: i wanna be drawn and see all the epicness unfold!!!!!
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:iconchiny369:
chiny369 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
can you drawing my pony? c:
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:iconkeythepenguin69:
KeyThePenguin69 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I really wish I would have one of those buttons :(

 

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:iconchokichan:
chokichan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wish i could go but...im in indonesia.. noooo--- oh well...next time i'll be there *le serious face*
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:iconariequi:
Ariequi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could goooo OH GOD T.T
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:iconnonexistentworld:
NonexistentWorld Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How about a tour of Europe?
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